Thinking like a state: Doing labor activism in South China

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In this article, I use the notion of uncertainty to situate and discuss labor activism in contemporary China. I focus on the large-scale government crackdown on labor NGOs in 2012-2013 and discuss and analyze the different interpretations from the labor NGOs of the motive behind this crackdown. By describing the ways in which the affected labor NGOs theorize and interpret this incident of government suppression, I try to provide an explanation as to why labor NGOs may not be performing the progressive role that their international funding agencies claim that they do.


  • Darcy Pan
Enheter & grupper

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier
Titel på värdpublikationHandbook of Dissent and Protest in China
FörlagEdward Elgar Publishing
ISBN (tryckt)9781786433770
StatusAccepted/In press - 2019
Peer review utfördJa